5 Taft High Students Arrested in Shooting

Five students from Taft High School in Woodland Hills have been arrested after a shooting incident outside Calabasas High School, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

The Taft students had gone to the Calabasas campus Monday seeking revenge for the beating of a fellow student there last week, Detective John Lofthus said.

At one point, an unidentified gunman fired several shots at one of two cars the students were riding in, Lofthus said.

No one was injured.

Sheriff's deputies are still looking for a Calabasas High student who they believe was the gunman, Lofthus said.

After the 3 p.m. shooting, sheriff's deputies stopped one of the cars the Taft students were riding in and found a baseball bat and a metal pipe inside, the detective said.

The students were arrested, with four of them later released to their parents, Lofthus said.

A fifth student, Sung Wook Choo, 18, of Los Angeles, was released Tuesday after posting $2,000 bail.

Lofthus said a Taft student was severely beaten on Friday when he confronted a Calabasas student who allegedly insulted the victim's girlfriend.

Tuesday night, the Las Virgenes Unified School District board convened an emergency, closed meeting with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department representatives to discuss "matters posing a threat to the security of Calabasas High School," according to a statement by the district.

Supt. Albert Marley refused to comment on the meeting.

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